Chemicals Found in Bath Salts Now Banned

New York State has banned the sale, use, distribution and possession of bath salts or any product containing Mephedrone and MDPV. Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed the bill that bans the synthetic drug the NYS Medical Examiner's office said was found to have been the cause of death of two party attendees at the August 31 Electric Zoo concert.

Bath salts are the chemical compounds Mephedrone, methylone and MDPV which are the group of drugs made from cathinone, found in a plant called khat. Research has shown that methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), one of the chemical compounds in bath salts can be highly addictive. Alternatively, when ingested, users of the drugs could suffer from heart attacks, seizures, permanent brain damage and severe hallucinations.

This new law will add Mephedrone and MDPV to New York State's controlled substance